Lyrics are very different. There is a clear line between that and a poem. Something that has been a source of great excitement and delight for me is this idea that I get to rhyme.
I am producing sounds that people are not used to hearing from the harp.
I have a deep rooted folk sensibility that I can't get away from completely.
I am consciously not trying to bring in World Music elements. The ways that I work and feel are completely different in how they sound than someone playing the Kora in Africa would play it.
The very first Walnut Whales recording was recorded just a few weeks after I had started singing, out of the blue, started singing. And the voice, you can hear how uncomfortable I am with it, and how terrified I am with it.
I would happy for someone to download my music.
I can understand someone not liking the voice or the songs.
I want to make music that somehow connects to the things that I love in America music.
I am always trying to write.
I have writing songs on my own for about six years.
I started playing harp about fourteen years ago.
The way that words fit together is always interesting to me. I love words.
You should listen to a lot of different music.
I recorded harp first or singing first. I recorded it all together. Part of the reason is that I don't know how to play the songs without also singing. I forget how they progress. I don't think that any of them are verse, chorus, verse, and so on. They are not simple.
I wanted to write songs which I think is a different thing. I wanted to write music that is informed by folk music. The chord progressions are obvious references.
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